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Snapshots from Vietnam

Snapshots from VietnamStories, Food and Photos by Anne ParkerSunday, September 14th 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Salvador Molly’s brings you tales from an ex-Portlander, Anne Parker, living in Vietnam. Join us for a two hour visit as Anne demonstrates how to cook several of her favorite dishes, shares colorful photos, interesting stories and answers your…

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Snail, Clams & Crabs Oh My!

Anne Parker updates us from Saigon. I have a favorite place to eat in Saigon. It is a stall that sets up near the Ben Than market around 6pm. It is always full of local people eating clams, snails, crabs and other interesting things including steamed duck embryos (but I have not tried that yet).…

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Snail, Clams & Crabs Oh My!

Anne Parker updates us from Saigon. I have a favorite place to eat in Saigon. It is a stall that sets up near the Ben Than market around 6pm. It is always full of local people eating clams, snails, crabs and other interesting things including steamed duck embryos (but I have not tried that yet).…

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Bhutan Momos

Anne Parker updates us from Bhutan. Our frequent guest blogger, Anne Parker, just returned from Bhutan, a landlocked nation in South Asian. Anne was in Bhutan for most of March and exclaims that it is a most wonderful place! Once Anne gets settled back home in Vietnam she’ll send us some more photos and stories…

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Sweet Che

Anne Parker updates us from Vietnam. Che can be many things. It can be made from fruit, jellies or beans, served hot or cold with ice, and eaten at any time of day. I don’t know how the Vietnamese have managed to make a bean such a delicious and sweet treat, but they have! My…

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Market Shopping in Vietnam

Anne Parker updates us from Vietnam. I’d like to share with you where I do my food shopping. The market is divided up into sections. Each area sells pretty much the same thing: all the veggies are together, the fish is right next to the river, and the meats are just up a few steps.There…

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Cao Lau

Anne Parker updates us from Vietnam. There is a market where I get a bowl of cao lau, a specialty of Hoi An, which you wont find it in other parts of Vietnam, because the water used in the preparation comes from a well that dates back to Cham times. The woman puts thick flat…

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Su Se or Sweet Treats from Vietnam

Anne Parker updates us from Vietnam. These lovely little green banana wrapped packages are su se, they are a sweet treat made from bean paste and coconut. I buy them from a couple that live down a little ally, I get 10 of them for 7,000 dong or just under .50 cents!

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Dau Hu in Vietnam

Anne Parker updates us from Vietnam. I have been living in Hoi An, Vietnam for over a year now – wow time really does fly by! I had been living in Portland for over twenty years when my husband died and my life changed! I took a three month leave of absence and came to…

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